9 Delicious Fudge Recipes for More Than Just the Holidays

Rocky Road Fudge
Photo: Jason Donnelly

Fudge may seem like a treat only for the holiday season, but there's no reason not to enjoy this creamy, dreamy dessert year-round. These delicious fudge recipes are too good to limit to just one season. So whether you're in the mood for a melt-in-your-mouth old-fashioned fudge recipe or want to go out of the box with candied cherries, each of these desserts is worth savoring.

01 of 09

Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Two-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
Emily Hemmingsen and Jake Sternquist

This microwave fudge recipe needs just two ingredients to create pure bliss. First, melt your favorite peanut butter with chocolate or vanilla frosting, then pour the mix into a baking dish and let it set. That's all there is to this easy peanut butter fudge recipe, but you could dress it up a little with nuts, chopped cookies, or candies.

02 of 09

Salted Caramel Fudge

Salted Caramel Fudge
Blaine Moats

This simple, delicious fudge recipe not only has salted caramel, but also swirls of white chocolate to make a mouthwatering masterpiece. A sprinkle of sea salt flakes is the only decoration this work-of-art recipe needs on top.

03 of 09

Rainbow Fudge

Rainbow Fudge
Hannah Bigot

We created this homemade fudge recipe for St. Patrick's Day, but it's a great choice for any day of the year that could use a little extra color. Use white candy melts, sweetened condensed milk, and a few drops of food coloring to create each layer. A spoonful of lemon or orange extract gives this sweet dessert a citrus flavor.

04 of 09

PB&M Fudge

PB&M Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Fudge
Adam Albright

Step aside, jelly—this marshmallow fudge recipe might be an even better pairing with peanut butter. Use mini marshmallows instead of fluff to give your fudge a little more texture, especially when combined with crunchy peanuts and smooth peanut butter. For a salty-sweet finish, sprinkle on a little sugar and sea salt before it sets.

05 of 09

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Easy Chocolate Fudge
Karla Conrad

Leave your classic chocolate fudge plain, or dress it up for a special occasion with one of three variations. Turn this easy chocolate dessert into mocha, rocky road, or chocolate-peanut butter fudge. Whatever you choose (even if you stick with the traditional fudge recipe), every bite will be as decadent as the last.

06 of 09

5 Minute Cherry-Walnut Fudge

5-Minute Cherry-Walnut Fudge
Jason Donnelly

If you've got five minutes for prep, you have enough time to stir together this easy fudge recipe. Melt chocolate pieces with sweetened condensed milk for creamy decadence, then stir in dried cherries and chopped walnuts. The hardest part is the 30-minute wait while it sets.

07 of 09

Fabulous 5 Minute Fudge

Fabulous Five-Minute Fudge
Peter Krumhardt

This easy fudge recipe is just five ingredients and takes five minutes to put together. First, melt chocolate pieces in the microwave to speed the process, then give the mix a quick stir to add walnuts. You'll have to be a little patient while the fudge sets in the fridge, but no one will know if you sneak a taste before it goes in.

08 of 09

Candied Cherry Opera Fudge

Candied Cherry Opera Fudge
Andy Lyons

This fudge's name might be a mystery, but there's no need to guess how delectable it is. You can make this ultra-creamy, cherry-studded fudge in one hour, so serve it as a special treat year-round. It sets up in a loaf pan, making it easy to cut tall, thick, rich slices of this homemade fudge recipe.

Buy It: Cuisinart Loaf Pan Set ($12, Target)

09 of 09

Latte Fudge

Latte Fudge
Andy Lyons

Make this delicious fudge recipe without condensed milk, and use the ingredients for your morning cup of coffee instead. Half-and-half adds creaminess in place of condensed milk, and espresso powder, toasted hazelnuts, and cinnamon help make each bite taste like a holiday latte. If you really love coffee flavor, toss a small handful of coffee beans on top at the end.

Buy It: Taylor Candy Thermometer ($16, Walmart)

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